Travel Guide & Information for Tourists

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

Slovakia's tourism industry has grown remarkably in the two decades since independence. By the late 1990s the country was receiving more than 500,000 visitors each year. Slovakia's historic towns and numerous mountain ski resorts are the more popular tourist destinations.

Wooden Hut in High Tatras

Wooden Hut in High Tatras

Bratislava, the capital, has been booming in recent years, although it still has a little less of McDonald's-style commercialism that is rampant across Western Europe. Quaint and jovial with a surprisingly rich cultural life, Bratislava is a capital city without the usual tourist congestion.

Other larger cities around the country are also gradually welcoming more tourists.

The High Tatras are a magnificent range of mountains dotted with villages with deep peasant traditions although the landscape was ravaged by a merciless wind storm in 2004. Liptov, at the foot of the Low Tatras, is a popular destination with a rich history, beautiful greenery, mountain streams and caves.

You will find Slovaks to be an extremely helpful, pleasant people prepared to go out of their way to welcome you. From city breaks to folk festivals, castle tours to snow boarding and hiking you will find Slovakia a spectacular, undiscovered country to visit.

Proceed to the Eight Region map overview to learn more about a specific part of the country.

Regions: Regions | Bratislava | Trencin | Trnava | Nitra | Zilina | Banska Bystrica | Presov | Kosice |.

If your knowledge of Slovakia is very limited please proceed to the F.A.Q. and Important Information sections first.

For accommodation try Slovakia's historic hotels, Slovakia hotels on booked.netm Slovakia hotels on or travel agency Limba, which offers many locals B&Bs and cottages.

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